Brittany is the area of France where my Father was born and raised. When Hubby and I traveled there we tried to find information about the family. The Hotel de ville in the little village of Scaer did not have records dating back in their system. My Father was born in 1892. The only thing we came across was a boulangerie with my maiden name. I was so excited and took pictures to share with all my siblings. We did go into the bakery but they could not understand me and so we gave up. We did buy ourselves a baguette which was delicious.
This week's recipe of breton galette reminds me so much of the Breton cake that my Mother prepared every Christmas made with butter, eggs, and sugar. I still make it occasionally but only Tricia and I seem to enjoy it.
I decided to make individual tart forms since there are only the two of us and I can prepare them fresh each time. Neither hubby or I like lemon curd so I decided to improvise with some Zabaglione Cream instead. Unfortunately, when baking individual cakes I should have cut the time back because mine were very well done. (burnt would be a better description).
On top of that, my zabaglione cream did not turn out well. I'm not sure what happened because I have made it before.
The desert is a lovely addition to any dinner, very tasty and so pretty that I am definitely going to give this another try, only I think I will do the complete tart pan rather than individual ones.
Sorry but I could not knock out the recipe this week due to other commitments HOWEVER I must report that Nana did (thank goodness !!) share her results and they were insanely good. Insane. I can not recall the last time I ate a dessert that lovely and while I look forward to testing it with lemon curd too - her zabaglione filling was unbelieveable.
And they were SO not burnt :) In fact, once I got them home I immediately had to get my own camera out since they were THAT pretty. And I knew they would not be sticking around too long.......Oh my, I will 110% be back to do this one very soon. Thank you Dorie (and Nana !!)
PS- in hopes that the 3rd time will indeed be the charm......Nana and I decided rather spontaneously to reschedule our France trip and will be leaving next week....so we will miss the following two French Fridays. Wish us luck and we look forward to catching up when we return !